Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp flew to France over the weekend to keep a watchful eye over Lille star duo Eden Hazard and Gervinho.
After securing European football next season, Redknapp has already begun the planning process for next seasons campaign. Recently admitting that he wants to tweak his front line, the former Portsmouth manager sees Belgian Hazard and Ivorian international Gervinho as two players that would improve the Spurs’ strikers dire goalscoring record this season.
Hazard, who has his heart set on a move to Serie A, would be seen as the player to relegate Aaron Lennon to the subs bench after some impressive performances for Lille this season. Such performances have seen him linked with Real Madrid and both Inter and AC Milan.
Gervinho has also been attracting interest across the continent with some dynamic displays leading the Lille forward line.
Both, however, will not come cheaply and will take the bulk of Redknapp’s transfer budget to secure the signatures of both players.
Redknapp will also be looking to free-up funds through the sales of underused stars Robbie Keane, Alan Hutton, Giovani Dos Santos and Niko Kranjcar.